Saturday, September 23, 2017

A new indy bookstore

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” 

Local and regional books at Paper Trail Books, Royal Oak / Cindy La Ferle

Bookstores -- especially independent bookstores -- always top the list of things that make me happy. In my view, a town without a bookstore is incomplete.

For those of us who are still mourning the close of Barnes & Noble in downtown Royal Oak, the opening of Paper Trail Books is reason to celebrate. Open seven days a week, the new independent bookseller is located in my favorite row of specialty shops and boutiques on Washington Blvd.

I met owner Dave Brown last week, and was thrilled to learn that his store will soon be stocking a full magazine rack in addition to new paper and hardbound bestsellers. Right now, Paper Trail Books has a good selection of used books plus new titles from local and regional authors -- including my book, Writing Home. (Can you spot it in the photo above?) ~CL


  1. Wonderful! A new bookstore! You must get a photograph of Writing Home waiting for readers to come snap it up. I love that book. So happy to see this. :-)

    1. Thanks, Tina! If you look closely at the photo, you will see WRITING HOME on the lower right shelf! :-)